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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,980 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,980
Reviews: 3,504
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,466
Gots: 4,060 | FT: 211
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: If this is not the darkest beer I've seen, it is easily one of the top 2 or 3. Great tan foam and lacing. Absolutely no light getting through this.

Smell: Highly caffeinated caramel Frappucino. Very similar to Goose Island Resolutions.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I have to say...the mouthfeel is out of this world. It has that strong coffee sensastion that perks you up. There's also plenty of malty backbone to soak this up, almost as if it's a bowl of oatmeal. The chocolate balances everything. What surprises me about Founders Breakfast is the lack of an aftertaste, given the fact that it's an 8.3% stout.

Overall: Would make a great Guinnesss stew but would be a colossal waste.

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4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is glorious.

Pours to a dark brown, almost black with an thin amber head.

The coffee, as said before, steals the show. The chocolate taste is a subtle secondary to the perfect touch of dark roasted coffee. Has no alcoholic bite whatsoever, and the taste lingers on for awhile after you are done in the best of ways.

Full bodied, aromatic, delicious beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite non barrel aged stout. The taste of coffee and chocolate remind you that the beer is truly a breakfast beer. I have not had a bottle yet that disappointed. Its dark pour coats your glass with a light head that slides down the glass with every sip of perfection. Worth all the hype.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,980 ratings.